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I represent and counsel entrepreneurs, boards of directors and private and public companies in a wide range general corporate and business matters. I have very deep experience in federal regulation of securities transactions, registered securities offerings, and exempt securities offerings, including and private placements (Reg. D and Reg. S offerings), EB-5 transaction offerings, real estate syndications, hedge fund and investment fund formation and offerings, technology company offerings, and SEC periodic reporting compliance including proxy statements, Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K periodic reporting. My clients include early stage businesses and seasoned companies and cover a broad range of industry segments, including technology, real estate development, telecommunications, software, internet service companies, energy, securities broker/dealer firms in connection with securities offerings and SEC and FINRA compliance matters, general industrial firms and various investment funds, including real estate financing funds and investment funds.

I am a former Senior Attorney, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Corporation Finance, Washington D.C., Branch of Small Issues and Tender Offers (part of the Office of the Chief Counsel Division of Corporation Finance). I was in charge of reviewing all corporate tender offers and beneficial ownership filings made with the SEC, issuing interpretations regarding compliance with the tender offer and beneficial ownership rules and regulations, and reviewing and oversight of all Reg. A filings and compliance matters filed with the SEC and related compliance matters. In 1974, I was appointed Associate Counsel for the SEC’s Public Hearings in the Matters of Beneficial Ownership, Takeovers and Acquisitions by Foreign and Domestic Persons. After those public hearings, I was designated to author the SEC’s written interpretations on Tender Offer transactions. I was also designated to co-author the SEC’s Going Private Rules and amendments to the rules under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that govern Beneficial Ownership of public companies.

I was a co-founder, partner and head of corporate securities at Siegan, Barbakoff, Gomberg and Kane, an innovative, business transaction focused Chicago law firm that provided highly sophisticated legal services to entrepreneurs and start-up, small and mid-sized privately owned and publicly owned businesses (1979 to 1995). I was a partner (1995 to 2000) at Sachnoff and Weaver (now Reed Smith) Chicago, Illinois. I was a partner and head of corporate securities (1995 to 2012) at Arnstein & Lehr (now Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr), Chicago, Illinois. I was a partner and head of corporate securities (2012 to 2015) at Pedersen & Houpt, Chicago, Illinois. In October 2015, I opened the office of Jerold N. Siegan Law, Chicago. Illinois.

I am a frequent lecturer and author of articles and legal compliance manuals. 

Other Interests

• I am also an award winning Abstract Painter: 

Experience - Integrity - Understanding

While I and my colleagues have proven track records of successes in business and securities transactions,  negotiations and courtroom proceedings, we are also lifelong learners who remain abreast of the latest developments in areas related to your matter. When you come to  Jerold N. Siegan Law, expect to hit the ground running with somebody who’s already a step ahead of the game.

At Jerold N. Siegan Law, you will Always work with an experienced senior Partner level attorney who can address and solve your legal Needs

Recent Presentations

Presenter on a broad range of topics relating to the corporate and business transactions and securities law areas.

• Presenter at the August 2015 American Immigration Lawyers Association EB-5 program.

• Presenter at the September 2016 ILW.COM EB-5 Summit for Attorneys and Developers.

• 2015 and 2016 EB-5 programs sponsored by various Immigration and EB-5 consulting firms.

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Attorney & Counselor

Attorney Profile

Jerold N. Siegan

I have extensive experience in general corporate, business and securities transactions. My broad range of experience includes Reg. D and Reg. S private placements, public offerings, real estate syndications, investment fund formation and syndications, EB-5 transaction offering documentation, mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, corporate structuring, corporate governance compliance, reverse acquisitions/mergers, venture capital transactions, asset and stock acquisitions, joint ventures, and other business transactions.

Professional Accomplishments and Achievements

• Selected to Super Lawyers – Chicago, Illinois, 2005.  
• Recipient of the Illinois Secretary of State’s Public Service Award for service as a member of the Illinois Secretary of State’s Securities Law Advisory Committee, where I co-authored amendments to the Illinois Securities Law of 1953, as amended. 
• Served as special securities counsel in the landmark Chapter 11 Reorganization case of Standard Oil and Exploration of Delaware, Inc., in which the bankruptcy court approved a new financing technique I developed for raising capital for companies in Chapter 11 proceedings and resulting in a new public successor company. ​